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When it comes to poetry I write in all genres. I started off writing small imagistic poems, then wrote poems to music.
I like mucking about with words. Those who have a message should perhaps stick to prose. Those who want to copy should perhaps take photographs. Poetry is for those who want to create and mess around with language. Most modern would-be poets simply don't get it.
I've written half hour poems telling stories, short game playing verse, a form of playlet, cloud poems, rhymed verse, sonnets... You name it, I've tried it. Here's one of my cloud poems. You'll find more in the section on concrete art.

Cloud Poems

I do of course write in a traditional style as well. You will find more examples on the imagist pages.
I have also published some of my work on Amazon. Check out the John Clare Books link above.

The Nightingale

I am the nightingale
and I sing
because I cannot sleep
and so my voice
searches in the dark
to write my name in song

I am the nightingale
so wound up
by the spring of life
that makes me sing
and I will never know
the consequences

I am the nightingale
Hear me and rejoice
that I
although I cannot sleep
have found a beauty in my soul
that I can share with you

Sound Poems

Meditation - (clip)



This was written when I was fifteen. I will be listing several of these sound files on my Youtube channel. In the meantime check out my Sound Collage page. And don't forget to click through to the cloud poems as well.

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Animations

Unfortunately I need to re-code all my animations as they were done on Flash, and that is no longer compatible with the latest html codex.
I'll burn the midnight oil and code them as movies. If you want to know when they are ready drop me your email address, and I'll let you know.

Concrete Poems

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Concrete Poetry: 100